Jackson National Fish Hatchery
Mountain-Prairie Region
Jackson Public Information: (Clockwise from left) Kids Fishing Day at Sleeping Indian Pond, Kids Fishing Day, Kids with their catch

Jackson National Fish Hatchery provides many exciting visitor opportunities. Open daily from 8:00 am to 4:00pm, the hatchery welcomes visitors for a close-up view of the fish production process. With close to 15,000 visitors annually, the public is invited to explore the visitor building and tour the outdoor facility. The dedicated staff are happy to answer any questions you may have while viewing the fish. Guided hatchery tours are available for groups with reservations.


Sleeping Indian Pond has been added to the hatchery grounds for public fishing enjoyment.  The 1/2 acre pond has a disability accessible observation/fishing deck that is available to anglers daily from 8 am to 4pm.  The pond is an excellent place for children and first time anglers, whether it be fly fishing or just a worm.  Nonresident children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult with a license. There is a one fish limit per license.  Wyoming fishing regulations apply.  Equipment and licenses are not available on-site.

In addition to the hatchery experience, visitors also have a bounty of nearby recreational opportunities to explore within the National Elk Refuge and National Park System:Jackson Location Map

  • Hiking/nature trails
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife/bird watching
  • Photography
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing

Be sure to bring your binoculars and test your wildlife and birding knowledge.


Elk at the National Elk Refuge near Jackson NFH